Bird Photography for Dummies

Well that is what the guidebook* said about the Latrabjarg cliffs in Iceland.

Like so many others, it was the puffins that we wanted to see and capture. Never did I think it would be this good. And it is true, take a look at the image I managed to capture of this puffin out posing on the end of a grassy knoll (with just a 200mm zoom and a minor bit of cropping).

Posing Puffin
Posing Puffin

Needless to say, I have a few more puffin images up my sleeve.

* The Rough Guide to Iceland

 

33 thoughts on “Bird Photography for Dummies

  1. interestingly cute bird! Sorry I haven’t commented on your posts in a while! Somehow WordPress managed to have me unfollow you! I’ve been wondering why I had not seen anything from you in a while! Glad I finally checked up on you! Haven’t written much myself in a while –busy getting ready to move and though I have many thoughts going through my mind, the right words just don’t seem to want to present themselves. I just have to “be still” and wait for the Lord to guide me with the words to paraphrase Psalm 46:10. Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Elaine, great to see you again. I have had the dreaded unfollow happen to me a few times too. All of a sudden someone seems to have dropped off my Reader and I know not why. Very best wishes for the move and may you be happy in your new abode. Love from Cork, MM πŸ€

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      1. When we were in the Rib it was almost more fun – seeing them trying to get out the way, legs working frantically and then some diving for the depths. Such charcterful birds.

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  2. I can’t look at a Puffin without thinking of the Simon Drew drawings – if you don’t know them, try googling Puffin Nuffin (there are a lot of bad imitations out there as well). Fine shot MM

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  3. hey there! i’m loving your recent posts!
    I also blogged about wandering in the streets of Georgetown, Penang Island in Malaysia. Colonial Houses, Authentic Food, Street Arts and many more is what I have discovered!

    here’s what my recent post is all about…
    https://talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/wandering-in-the-streets-of-georgetown/

    what do you think of old towns/ houses? have you been to a place like Georgtown before? what place is it?

    would be so nice to hear from you! πŸ™‚

    cheers! xx

    deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com )

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    1. Deanna, I love old places, though can appreciate modern architecture too. I think my true love is of nature and the scenes here on this planet where the stamp of man is not so marked.

      Thanks for guiding me over to your blog, I like your ‘big kid in me’ attitude – nice and refreshing – oh and I love that smile.

      Have fun today. MM 😜

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